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recent california business licensing news and updates California Commercial Cannabis Licenses (Medicinal and Adult-use Recreational) include:

California Universal Symbol for Cannabis
California Universal Symbol for Cannabis


This site focuses or refers to information and services regarding property for the commercial cannabis activity local jurisdiction authorization commercial cannabis manufacturing in California topicals manufacturers who package for other producers LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS Distributor transport commercial cannabis products limited to a maximum of 1,000 mg per package vape cartridges shared-use manufacturing facilities Mechanical small product packaging M-licensees licensing scheme licensing cannabis microbusinesses consumption of alcohol or tobacco 600 foot radius of a school transportation and security Business Information Manufacturing (non-volatile) Business Organizational cannabis event organizer license dried flower Department of Food and Agriculture’s CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing division Labor peace agreement Identifying information premises diagram convicted of a substantially related crime Track and Trace Completed Temporary License Application Form licenses for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing at the same premises Premises Information Microbial Impurities Testing (Escherichia coli and Salmonella spp.) 2,000 mg of THC per package for the medicinal-use market testing laboratories must enter certain events Butane/Hexane/Propane The Bureau of Cannabis Control (BCC) nonlaboratory quality control commercial cannabis manufacturing activity procedures for inventory control Temporary License Application Information emergency regulations Premises Diagram good manufacturing practices Bond and Insurance Information transportation onsite consumption of cannabis goods basic nutritional information chain of custody annual license application valid waiver labeling 2020 proposed changes Terpenoids Testing Carbon Dioxide (CO2) list of artificial food colorings manufacturing practices health impacts of cannabis Edibles– Products secondary package medicinal and adult-use or both markets Distributor Transport Only CO2 and ethanol extractions Heavy Metals Testing Percentage of ownership opaque exit package quality control member manager an officer or director of a cannabis business Category I Residual Pesticides Testing Retailer (nonstorefront) MCSB’s temporary license application manufacturing activities sugar Personnel Requirements Cultivation less than 10,000 amount of THC content transportation of cannabis goods some nutritional facts 2020 important information 2020 fines Fingerprints remove THC/CBD local jurisdiction’s ordinances and regulations no infusion of alcohol Moisture Content Testing diagram of the business’s layout waste disposal Proposed Section 40133 A-license and an M-license for the same commercial cannabis activity product as a candy prohibited manned motor vehicle secondary packaging Financial Interest disposal three state cannabis-licensing authorities Type S share facility space separate applications ISO/IEC 17025 accreditation A-license and an M-license licensed physical location (premises) licensing cannabis distributors A-licensees Category I Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing microbusinesses laboratory quality assurance online licensing system tobacco products Food-grade Butter/Oil CDTFA seller’s permit California Department of Public Health inventory and quality control surety bond Manufactured Cannabis Licensing System (MCLS) cannabis industries disposal and destruction methods Water/Food-grade Dry Ice destruction of cannabis goods highly-concentrated oils or waxes 2020 issues shaped like a human, animal, insect, or fruit cannabis waste retailers MANUFACTURED CANNABIS SAFETY BRANCH testing lab contaminant free Live Scans for each owner amount of THC/CBD per serving and per package Medical Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act of 2015 Cannabis Manufacturing Cannabinoids Testing cultivation delivery vehicle $3,000 of cannabis goods Extractions using CO2 ownership premises is not within a Government 2020 new laws secured area exit packaging mandated warning statements storage of cannabis goods Category II Residual Pesticides Testing 2020 laws compliance with regulations license review process Microbusiness Retailer (Type 10) 2020 regulations Individual Owner CDPH-9041 Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) alcoholic beverages volatile solvent no added caffeine exception for testing laboratories packaging Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) Local Issuing Authority THC levels local jurisdiction regulatory framework primary panel requirements edibles packaging opaque compliance with local jurisdiction 120 days Application Checklist loan provided to a commercial cannabis business licensing cannabis third-party testing laboratories Vehicle Requirements Non-Storefront Retailer (Type 9) conducting quality assurance review 2020 problems Local Jurisdictions Microbial Impurities Testing (A. fumigatus, A. flavus, A. niger, A. terreus) California Public Records Act hydrocarbon-based solvents transport cannabis goods to retailer Transition Period extraction the commercial medicinal and adult-use (recreational) recordkeeping Department of Public Health’s Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch public health and safety stickers local jurisdiction’s requirements motor carrier permit evidence of the legal right to occupy the premises commercial cannabis manufacturers Licensee Lookup Tool track and trace system The Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch (MCSB) Form # CDPH-9041 definition of owner Temporary License Application product formulation licensing cannabis retailers cannabis sales and/or consumption MCSB equity interest in a commercial cannabis business licensed cannabis cultivators A-license minimum standards for extraction processes allergen information 2020 recent news infusion supply chain CalCannabis Cultivation Licensing Owner transporting cannabis goods financial interest holder periods of 90 days extensions informational panel manufacturer's name security Seller’s permit number medicinal and adult use cannabis goods transported together Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) evidence of rehabilitation investment into a commercial cannabis business testing of cannabis goods manufacture cannabis products medicinal and adult-use commercial cannabis activity operating procedures manufacturing cannabis products onsite sale and consumption of cannabis goods unique ID/batch number designated structure supplemental label Homogeneity Testing of Edible Cannabis Products Temporary Cannabis Event health claims product guidelines cannabis cartoons California Department of Public Health (CDPH) commercial kitchens Ethanol Conducting quality assurance review of cannabis goods Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 (PPPA) Bond in the amount of $5,000 re-sealable operating premises Physical address sales of cannabis goods Criminal History manufacturing (Level 1 manufacturing, Type 6) testing methods Industrial Hemp Advisory Board medicinal commercial cannabis activity 2020 updates cultivation (on an area less than 10,000 square feet) M-license Mycotoxins Testing immature live plants and seeds being transported from a licensed nursery ANTICIPATED ANNUAL (NONTEMPORARY) LICENSE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS access to the area(s) shipping manifest hang tag or a peel-back label scaled to the gross annual revenue of the licensed premises shares of stock that are less than 5% of the total shares in a publicly traded company supply chains for medicinal and adult-use cannabis products paper inserted into the packaging inventory public Licensee Lookup Tool Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act Foreign Material Testing child-resistant packaging state cannabis licensing Manufactured Cannabis Safety Branch structure and formation documents CALIFORNIA BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL persons 21 years of age or older certified by a California-licensed engineer payable to the state of California concentrate Arranging for laboratory testing commercial cannabis manufacturing carbohydrates and fat per serving highly-concentrated THC/CBD such as oil, wax and resin sanitary workplaces Proposition 65 finished product waste management laws tamper-evident Licensee Information distributors contaminants Financial information loop system pre-made or purchased 2020 resolutions government warning statement label ingredient list purchasing cannabis products on tribal lands security and cannabis waste disposal conditional license Water Activity Testing of Solid or Semi-Solid Edibles requiring refrigeration workshops hosted by the Bureau of Cannabis Control cannabis products in container or wrapper for sale Local Authorization Attachment Local Authorization extracts Business and Professions Code section 26050.1 tinctures licensing and regulating commercial cannabis manufacturers at least 99% purity 100 mg of THC per package Incorporating THC/CBD concentrates disclosure of all criminal convictions packaging and labeling cannabis cultivation licensing identity of the product no infusion of nicotine written procedures for inventory control inhalable cannabis regulations for medicinal and adult-use cannabis medicinal and adult-use markets temporary license Department of Consumer Affairs’ Bureau of Cannabis Control period of 120 days Operating Procedures potentially-hazardous foods packaging and labeling requirements for pre-rolls Premises diagram required limits cannabis training packaging and labeling requirements regulations for medical and adult-use cannabis in California medicinal and adult-use cannabis manufacturing cannabis market protocol at least 20% ownership interest labels not be attractive final form amount of sodium activity for a period of 120 days meat and seafood, and other products manufacturing licensed premises persons with a financial interest in the cannabis business cannabis adult-use products Temporary event up to 4 days 2020 revisions Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA) cannabis plants 600-foot radius of a school The California Department of Public Health's sampling standards sanitary and hazard-free environment Transport vehicles alarm system comply with all packaging and labeling requirements Proposition 64: The Adult Use of Cannabis Act of 2016 licensed cannabis distributors edible products Licensees managing member child-resistant outer package capsules BUREAU OF CANNABIS CONTROL three cannabis licensing authorities commercial cannabis activity limited to a maximum of 10 mg of THC per serving aggregate interest of 20% or more 2020 compliance CDPH-issued universal symbol licensed cannabis manufacturers Category II Residual Solvents and Processing Chemicals Testing adult-use commercial cannabis activity entry into the legal, regulated market and more.

In addition, Personnel Component Type N Infusions (optional packaging and labeling) Mixed-light Tier 2 Raw material Specialty Outdoor Serving Processing aid Medium Outdoor Type 10 (Retailer) Track and trace system Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 2 Cannabis product Pathogen Canopy Immature plant Processor Nonvolatile solvent track and trace system Type 7 – for extraction using a volatile solvent (ex: butane, propane and hexane) Net weight Quality Volatile solvent Microorganisms Qualified individual Informational panel gross annual revenue for first year in operation under MAUCRSA Type 13 (Distributor Transport Only) Type P Packaging & Labeling Only Process Department Cultivation site Type 1A (Cultivation; Specialty indoor; Small) Hazard Ingredient Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 1 Type 7 (Manufacturer 2) Extraction: Volatile Solvents Manufacturer licensee Lot Medium Mixed-Light Tier 2 DPH-17-010E Adult-use Market Type 1C (Cultivation; Specialty cottage; Small) Type 6 (Manufacturer 1) Extraction: Non-volatile Solvents, Mechanical Methods Commercial cannabis activity Watts per square foot list of cannabis manufacturers Allergen infused butters and oils as concentrates Type 3A (Cultivation; Indoor; Medium) products similar to traditional food products prohibited Medium Indoor Verification Request for Live Scan Harvest Batch Type 6 – for extraction using a mechanical method or non-volatile solvent (ex: CO2, ethanol, water, or food-grade dry ice, cooking oils or butter) Specialty Cottage Mixed-Light Tier 2 alternate use of a manufacturing premises Flowering Premises Quarantine Applicant Universal symbol Type 11 (Distributor) cannabis concentrates Proposition 65 warning statement Nonmanufactured cannabis product Bureau infused pre-rolls Nursery cakes, cookies, beverages and juices, tea and coffee, chocolates, gummies, gum, and mints Cultivation Small Indoor Type 3B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Medium) Type N – for infusions Infusion Limited-access area Mixed-light Tier 1 Pest In-process material Edible cannabis product Quality control operation adulteration Unique identifier Type 2B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Small) Type 5B (Cultivation; Mixed-light; Large) Licensee Specialty Mixed-Light Tier 1 Distribution Finished product Commercial-grade, non-residential door lock package flower or pre-rolls Product Identity Topical cannabis product Manufacture Type 2A (Cultivation; Indoor; Small) Type 14 (Cannabis Event Organizer) CBD from industrial hemp M-license Track-and-trace systems Mixed-light cultivation Small Mixed-Light Tier 1 Wet weight Type 1B (Cultivation; Specialty mixed-light; Small) Type 4 (Cultivation; Nursery) Small Mixed-Light Tier 2 Adulterated Specialty Cottage Outdoor Preventive controls Quality control personnel Dried flower Batch THC Type 1 (Cultivation; Specialty outdoor; Small) Kief Small Outdoor UID Adequate Validation Type S (coming soon, shared-use manufacturing facilities) Type 12 (Microbusiness) Type 5A (Cultivation; Indoor; Large) Type 2 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Small) Contact surface Holding Package Monitor Type 9 (Non-Storefront Retailer) Extraction Outdoor cultivation Processing Type P – for packaging and labeling only Type 3 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Medium) Allergen cross-contact Medium Mixed-Light Tier 1 Mature plant Pre-roll Specialty Indoor CBD Environmental pathogen Theoretical yield Type 5 (Cultivation; Outdoor; Large) MCSB 90-day extension periods Primary panel Indoor cultivation Specialty Cottage Indoor Sanitize Labeling Actual yield THC limit of 10 milligrams per serving and 100 milligrams per package Type 8 (Testing Laboratory) and more.


Last updated on November 25, 2020



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